Fredrikson & Byron, P. A.

Company Description

Fredrikson & Byron’s Bismarck office focuses primarily on representing clients in the energy industry. Attorneys in the Bismarck office combine their expertise with that of the attorneys in Fredrikson’s other offices to represent generation and transmission companies, utilities, independent producers, major gas and oil pipeline companies, oil and gas exploration companies, wind developers, ethanol and biodiesel producers, salt water disposal operators, services companies, and other participants in the energy sector. Our clients rely on our substantial experience in managing the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of large energy assets. Our services include oil and gas transactions, regulatory matters, state and federal litigation and title examination work. Additionally, we represent clients in many other industries and areas, including, but not limited to, bank and finance, real estate, eminent domain, business formation and reorganization, bankruptcy, and employment. Read more at

Lawrence Bender heads the Bismarck office. Lawrence has deep roots in his home state of North Dakota and the energy industry and has practiced exclusively in the oil and gas industry throughout his career. He is the Chair of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, and he has served as Assistant Attorney General of the State of North Dakota and as Counsel for the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Oil & Gas Division, and the North Dakota Board of University & School Lands. This experience brings first-hand knowledge of the regulation of oil and gas companies in the state.


Legal Services

  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Dispositions
  • Attorney
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Due Diligence
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor / Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Safety and Health Law
  • Title Work and Examination
  • Transportation Law
  • Workers Comp Law